Monday, June 29, 2009

Blogiversary GIVE AWAY!

It's been one year since I started this blog, and what an amazing year it has been!
In honor of my Blogiversary I'm going to have a 5 DAY GIVEAWAY!
Make sure to check in every day, because the prizes will be fun.

One year ago my friend Judi directed me towards Nanette of Freda's Hive. My life changed at that point. I had no idea there were "Quilt Blogs" out there. I found my niche and knew I wanted to play too.
This is post #307. I've had over 38,000 visits that have included 61,000+ page reviews.
You have come from all over the world. In the last 24 hours I've had visitors from France, United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, So. Africa, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Israel, Estonia and of course the United States.
I've been stunned by your response. There are just no other words for it.
Thank you for all your kind comments.
I have made such wonderful friends, and you have enriched my life!

On DAY ONE, and in honor of Nanette, I will be Giving Away one of Nanette's Mixed Bags.
This bag is made with vintage fabrics directly from Nanette's collection.
HERE ARE THE RULES:
  • 1.) 1 point for each day you leave a comment. Be sure to visit all 5 days!
  • 2.) 1 point if Cactus Needle is on your side bar/or feed.
  • 3.) 1 point if you blog about this Give Away.
*make sure I have a way to contact you by e-mail. I will be really sad if your name comes up, and I have to give your prize to someone else because I don't have a way to reach you.
The closing date will be Friday July 3rd at Midnight. The lucky 5 winners will be announced on Saturday July 4th!


99 comments:

Dolores said...

Hello there. I follow you so of course, I will be checking in everyday. Congratulations on your blogversary!

Sherri said...

Congrats! Such a cute bag...can you really stand to part with it?!!! Have a great day and happy blogiversary!

Meg said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog, and the bag? Super-cute!

amy smart said...

Happy Blogiversary, Nedra! I can't believe you've only been at this a year. You seemed like "an old pro" when I started in October. :)

That bag is AMAZING! Fingers crossed. :)

Annie said...

Congratulations, Nedra! I always look forward to reading your blog and can't wait to see what fun things you come up with in the NEXT year. Keep up the good work!

And, put me down for three points today. See you tomorrow!

Annie
www.byanniecom.blogspot.com

dotti white said...

Nedra...Happy Blogversary! I have only been blogging for about 3 months and it is just amazing. The giveaway looks so fun. Of course, I will blog about your giveaway and I already follow you. I'm not sure how to put you on my sidebar but if someone clicks on my profile they can see the blogs I follow. Have an awesome day (and week)!

Snickerdoodle said...

Love your blog. Seems like it's been longer than a year. I re-read old posts all the time. Happy Blogiversary.

mdehoop@hotmail.com

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a sweet giveaway. I'll have to tell people to stop on over. How sweet. Happy Anniversary. Just think we wouldn't know each other if you hadn't started your blog!

Jana said...

Of course I follow your blog! Congrats on your blogiversary!!! Darling bag and cute, cute, cute covered button!

Nicole said...

I'm so glad you had a nice trip with your family, and you did survive the heat. Thanks for giving me a call this morning...you are the best. Adorable bag and even though I have second thoughts about even trying because I never win anything, I would love to be in the runnings. Cute idea by the way and a fun way to get people connected.

Valerie said...

I totally feel like you ... the quilt blogs have given me so much inspiration. I'm so happy to have found yours! Congrats! I never miss a post because you are on my Reader!

DeBovine@gmail.com

~D Spack~ said...

Well, this will be fun! Great bag, I saw two of those that Nanette had made on the shop hop. I don't remember how, but I was onto you from the very start. I remember your first post. and you are on my side bar!Thanks Nedra.

Nancy said...

I get to comment right after my mom! How exciting. But even more exciting is this cute bag you are giving away. I really have enjoyed reading your blog so keep it coming. Happy blogiversary! Are we supposed to tell you that you are on our sidebar?

Micki said...

Congrats on the giveaway! I would love to be included, and so nice that it will last for 5 days! What fun!
I have loved following your blog!
Micki

Gayle said...

Wow Nedra - You sure have come a long way - I remember when you didn't even know how to turn a computer on - and look at you now!

Bonniedoo said...

I follow your blog regularly (since I discovered bloggers) Congrats on your blogiversary--this is great fun

Trisha said...

Congratulations, Nedra, on your blogiversary. I love your blog! Here's to another great year!

Rachel said...

Happy blogiversary. It happens to be my parent's anniversary too. really cute bag.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Blogiversary, Nedra! Wow, can you beleive how many people love to read your blog. I am one of those, I have you in my reader, and love the bag. I am now going to post about your giveaway. Thank you for the chnace!
So 3 points for today!!

Jackie said...

Yay for you Nedra! I am so glad you are blogging too! I just love your blog and I look forward to many more posts. And of course, I love Nanette and her bag is fantastic. I would love to own it and would use it to the fullest. I will be back every day to help you celebrate!

Susan Cahill said...

Congrats to you, what a wonderful milestone! Thasnks for joining in all the quilting blog fun. Those of us lurking really do appreciate you.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! What a wonderful giveaway!

Shaunab said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and visit every day.

free indeed said...

Congratulations and thanks for celebrating with us! I've been here before but don't follow...I come over from Quilter Blogs usually. Hope I remember to come back each day!

free indeed said...

Well, I just became a follower by the rss feed. Add my name again to the draw.

Carol in E TN said...

Oh, I sure would love to win that purse! So cool. I have blogged about your giveaway and also posted your Cactus Needle pic.
libertythreads@charter.net

Patty said...

Thank you for including the photo of my quilt at the Panguitch Quilt Walk on your blog!!

Patsy said...

I love Nanette's bag for your 1st day giveaway. I don't have a blog, but I'll check in every day. Congratulations on your blogiversary.

merumo said...

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy visiting your blog since I found you not too long ago :) Hope you to have many more happy years with blogging!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi Nedra, To be fair, you need to take one point away from me today, blogger has not let me post all day. I hope it will be fixed in the morning, thanks!!

Janet said...

congratulations, I'm glad to hear you still get so much from blogging after a year and so many posts. The bag is gorgeous and the button is the icing on the cake.

Sherry said...

How fun, love your blog & will be checking daily! Too bad I'm not a blogger yet, just a blog reader which takes up so much time, I can't imagine having a blog! Happy Blogiversary!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!! Super cute bag!! Oh, and I heart your blog!!

Judi said...

I'm home from Cabo and had to immediately check in on you thru your blog! I love your giveaway and I'm so happy you're blogging! It's the perfect way for me to feel like I'm in your sewing room without actually living at your house! Although, I'm always happy when I'm staying at your house too.
Hugs and congratulations on a wonderful first year of blogging!

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! What a gorgeous Nanette bag too. Isn't she just the sweetest? Have a wonderful week! x

Lori Holt said...

Hi Nedra-
I came for a visit to see what you're up to and WOW! What a fun giveaway for your blogiversary.
Congrats! You have a beautiful blog and style...I'm inspired by so many things you have shown. I think the blogging world is so fun!!
I also want to thank you for all of the support that you have given me since I started my own.
Nanette's bag is of course to die for cute...I'm crossing my fingers:)
Lori

Lurline said...

I haven't known your for a year, Nedra - have so enjoyed your blog since I found you through Nanette!
Hugs - Lurline♥
PS - wonderful Giveaway!

May Britt said...

Happy blogiversary. This is a cute bag and I would love to win it. I will tell about your giveaway on my blog.

Kathie said...

Happy, Happy Blog anny!
I love This bag and have been tempted to order a kit for myself...
I subscribe to your blog thru bloglines and have been a subscriber for a long time
LOVE all the quilts you share, always happy to see you come up on the list of updated blogs!
Kathie

Karen said...

Happy Blogiversary, Nedra;) What a fun give away idea;) Was great to meet you at Piper's;)

Patricia said...

I love your blog! Happy anniversary. I don't have a blog myself, but I love to lurk. Love, Tricia Tolton (rtolton@afconnect.com)

mouse said...

Happy 1 year blogiversary! :) Although I generally just lurk, I have really been enjoying your blog :)

Bonnie said...

Nedra, What a year it's been for me too. I rave about your blog, and have pointed LOTS of friends in your direction. May the words go on, and on, and on...... Start thinking about Bryce and the Winter Retreat.
Thanks ! Bonnie

Material Mary said...

Happy Blogiversary. Wow, a year really goes by fast. I started my blog a year ago May at the insistence of one of my co-workers who said I needed to keep up with the times. It has been very educational, rewarding and fun. Love the bag too!!
Mary

Colleen said...

Love your Blog. Love Nanettes bags too, but don't have one.
I also have you on my side bar.

luntville@aznex.net

Anya said...

Great giveaway! COunt me in, please. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading your blog for another year. Love all you do. Keep up the good work.


Barb
barberg@sbcglobal.net

www.potsandpins.com said...

To have a "Nanette Original" made by you would be like the cherry on the sundae!! Yes Please! xo, The Other Nanette

CJ said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love that bag :D

CJ said...

P.S. I follow your blog.

Karen said...

Congratulations... Cute bag!

m-davies@q.com said...

Hi Nedra,
Read your blog everyday. Great Blog! Please enter me in your giveaway. I'll be checking in everyday.
Ladybug

angela said...

What a fun week of prizes!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations! I've added your site to my Bloglines.

Ida13 said...

I'm glad to find you.
Congratulation!

SarahVee said...

Congrats on 1 year Nedra! I think everyone who finds Nanette loves Nanette! Thanks for the chance to win!

Doina said...

I like the things you have made and show on your blog! The bag is gorgeous and I would love to win it.

Stina said...

Congratulations on one year in in blogland.. and 300 posts as well!!! :o))
Love that bag... have seen it being made of both you and others...and it s wonderful...
Will add your giveaway to my sidebar.. !!! :o)
Good luck everyone!!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

This is a great giveaway! Please add me!

Siv said...

Happy Blogiversary! It´s really a cute bag. I wil be checking your blog every day.

Toiling Ant said...

Adorable... please put my name in the mix!

Joyce said...

Such a cute bag. Congrats on your blogiversy.

Lilly said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! yay!
What a beautiful bag!
Thanks a lot!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Nanette's bag pattern out of vintage fabrics is just fabulous! Happy bloggiversary!

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Must add your blog to my list.

Cindy said...

I love this purse!! Love it!

Bonnita said...

Happy Blogversary! A friend sent me over to your blog, and I'm so glad she did!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

I love the bag and visit your blog often. Congrats and Happy blogiversary.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun giveaway. I would love to join in :-)

Amanda said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your blog is very inspiring. Love all your photos, I really love this bag. The fabrics are gorgeous!

Amanda
bphickson@optusnet.com.au

Mary said...

The bag is really cute. I love to read and see Frieda's fabric on her blog. Thanks for the chance.
mvkquilt@sbcglobal.net

quiltmom said...

HI Nedra,
It is lovely to meet you and come to visit your blog.
Congratulations on your bloganniversary.
The bag is lovely.
Regards,
Anna

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your blogversary and many more to come.
Nedra, what a great giveaway and I love this idea of 5 days and you have started it off with a bang. I've got you on my bloglist and I'll blog about it on my sidebar.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Congrats on your blog count! I am nearing 300 posts myself (I'm at 280). Time to put together my own giveaway!
Lovely and adorable bag.

Béa said...

Congrats on your blogiversary !Very beautiful blog, kiss from France

CabbageQuilts said...

Hi Nedra, what a gorgeous bag!! I can't believe you are giving it away. I follow you and have you in my sidebar because I love your blog. You are so inspiring and do so many interesting things. Thank you for your friendship, Cathy U xo

Bec Clarke said...

Wow what a huge giveaway, I will be sure to come back every day. That bag is just so nice.

Becky said...

Very attractive bag! Please add my name to the give-away!

I follow your blog! Thank you!!!!!

Patchwork Penguin said...

I know i'm late for day one, and hope this will count. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway.

Loretta said...

Would love to win!
aorlflood at comcast dot net

sandra said...

Congratulations on your blogyversary!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Martina said...

congratulations! Love your blog.

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary!
Thank you for such a wonderful prize! The bag is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Sandy-

Carrie P. said...

Nanette's bags are so great. What a way to share your friendship.

Joanna said...

Love the bag - love Nanette's designs! Happy Blogiversary too:) So glad I found your blog (I think it was through Cathy in AF - we are buds - she is in my MIL's quilt group, New Friends) and of course I have been subscribed ever since :)

Annelies Dease said...

YAHOO......this is SEW cute. Thanks for your blog, and thanks for the chance to win such cute prizes!!! Annie

Michelle said...

What a stunning bag. Thank you for the giveaways.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

There's nothign better than vintage fabrics. Cute bag!

Blogless me said...

Happy Blogaversary! I have just started a blog and, fingers crossed, hope to have the the happy experiences you speak about.
I have been following your blog via my Google Reader feeds for a couple of weeks now (found you via Kim of bitty bits & pieces) and most certainly I'll be visiting you in the next days.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello there, congratulations on your Blogaversary...love to be in day one draw...Warm Regards Lyn also will add to my sidebar

Jeanie said...

Congrats on your blogoversary !
Beautiful bag !
Thank you for a wonderful giveaway !

Kim said...

Awesome giveaway. That button and bag are sooooo......cute.

Julia said...

Congrats on the giveaway! I would love to be included, and so nice that it will last for 5 days! What fun!
I only just found you... where have I been!
Julia ♥

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Cute bag :)

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Christine said...

wow...happy blogversary...just discovered your blog

Workingant said...

This is a very well put togather blog. Im not interested in the prize, I just wanted to tell you how well you did.
Good Job
Darlene
http://usesitegetpaid.blogspot.com/

Eileen said...

Oh dear.. well this probably won't count because I am just getting here and signing Monday's blog today. But I just want to say a Happy Anniversary to you.. and you know I have been enjoying your blog since about day one. ;-) You're on my sidebar I'm sure.

Good luck to everyone. I LOVE Nanette's bag that you made!

DianeH said...

Congratulation and thank you for your hard work of the past year giving all of us readers such inspiration. The kindness of your great giveaway is appreciated.

call me crazy said...

How fun! I've added me as a follower~ you have such a cute blog! :-)